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Giving Up for Lent

For Lent -- Give Up That Worn-Out Story About Yourself

Barbara Falconer Newhall | Posted 01.31.2017 | Religion
Barbara Falconer Newhall

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Giving up something -- making a change in our lives -- for Lent is tough. That's partly because change can be so painful....

Dreading Lent: An Alternative Proposal

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.05.2014 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Maybe it's different for you, and that separation from potato chips or red meat has deepened your spiritual life in a meaningful way. But, if it hasn't, I want to suggest that maybe "giving up" is not the only way to observe a holy Lent.

Beyond Lent

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.27.2013 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

While I may not agree with the entire spiritual underpinning of "Lent," I liked the idea of participating in it as a personal-growth exercise, in line with my previous efforts to read Cats in the original feline, or to get taller.

Don't Get Caught In The Lent Trap

Mark Sandlin | Posted 04.17.2013 | Religion
Mark Sandlin

The way many of us practice Lent has turned it into nothing more than a time for religious New Year's resolutions.

Lent: An Excuse To Say 'I Love You'

Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs | Posted 04.25.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Martha R. Jacobs

Allow Lent to be a time to "turn another way," to do something with an intention towards those whom you love.

Give It Up for Lent

Patricia McGuire | Posted 04.23.2012 | DC
Patricia McGuire

While Lent is traditionally about private sacrifice, with so much talk of religion in the public square, it seems like a good time to consider embracing some collective acts of atonement for the sorry state of human behavior.

God On Lent: 'Umm, I Didn't Ask You To Give Up Coffee. I Asked You To Give Up Your Life'

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

I don't want to knock those who give stuff up. In fact, I understand the significance of self-denial, but if we're not careful, we can so easily just fall into religious practice for the sake of religious practice.